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Brown County Political Graveyard

Politicians born in Brown County
CONNELLY, John R
DIETRICH, William H
DUNBAR, Duke W
McDANNOLD, John J

Politicians who lived in Brown County

BRAKE, Buel
DEVLIN, R J
ERWIN, James S
GLENN, Archibald A
JOHNSON, C S
MANNY, Walter I
MCHATTON, Charles
PRUDEN, Gary
RITCHEY, George A
SINGLETON, James W

Politicians that are buried in Brown County

DEWITT, Benjamin

DIETERICH, William Henry, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born on a farm near Cooperstown, Brown County, Ill., March 31, 1876; attended the rural schools; graduated from Kennedy Normal and Business College, Rushville, Ill., in 1897, and from Northern Indiana Law School, Valparaiso, Ind., in 1901; admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill., the same year; during the Spanish-American War served as a corporal in Company K, Anderson s Provisional Regiment; city attorney of Rushville, Ill. 1903-1907; treasurer of Rushville Union Schools 1906-1908; county judge of Schuyler County, Ill. 1906-1910; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1911 and to Beardstown, Ill., in 1912, and continued the practice of law; special inheritance-tax attorney of Illinois 1913-1917; member, State house of representatives 1917-1921; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for the United States Senate; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1933, to January 3, 1939; was not a candidate for renomination in 1938; resumed the practice of law; died in Springfield, Ill., on October 12, 1940, while on a business trip; interment in Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville, Ill.

McDANNOLD, John James, a Representative from Illinois; born in Mount Sterling, Brown County, Ill., August 29, 1851; attended the common schools and a private school in Quincy; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in June 1874; was admitted to the bar of Illinois in September 1874 and commenced practice in Mount Sterling; appointed master in chancery for Brown County in October 1885; elected county judge of Brown County in 1886; reelected in November 1890 and served until October 2, 1892, when he resigned, having been nominated for Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1895 and resumed the practice of law; died in Chicago, Ill., February 3, 1904; interment in City Cemetery, Mount Sterling, Ill.

DUNBAR, Duke W.  of Colorado. Born in Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Colorado state attorney general, 1951-73. Member, American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.

CONNELLY, John Robert, a Representative from Kansas; born near Mount Sterling, Brown County, Ill., February 27, 1870; moved to Thayer County, Nebr., with his parents in 1883; attended the common schools and Salina (Kans.) Normal University; moved to Thomas County, Kans., in 1888; homesteaded there in 1892; began teaching school when nineteen years of age; superintendent of schools for Thomas County 1894-1898; owner and editor of the Colby Free Press 1897-1919; served as mayor of Colby and as a member of the city council; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1908, 1920, and 1928; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; engaged in the real-estate business at Colby, Thomas County, Kans.; died in Concordia, Kans., September 9, 1940; interment in Beulah Cemetery, Colby, Kans.

SINGLETON, James Washington, a Representative from Illinois; born in Paxton, Frederick County, Va., November 23, 1811; attended Winchester (Va.) Academy; moved to Mount Sterling, Brown County, Ill., in 1834; studied medicine and practiced; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Mount Sterling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected brigadier general of the Illinois Militia in 1844 and took a conspicuous part in the so-called Mormon War; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1847 and 1861; member of the State house of representatives 1850-1854; moved to Quincy, Adams County, Ill., in 1854; was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1861; was appointed in 1862 by Governor Yates as a member of the commission to confer with the British and Canadian authorities on the establishment of continuous water communication between the United States and Canada; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; constructed the Quincy & Toledo and the Quincy, Alton & St. Louis Railroads and served as president of both companies; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); returned to his farm near Quincy, Ill., and engaged in farming; moved to Baltimore, Md., about 1891, and died there on April 4, 1892; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick County, Va.

GLENN, Archibald A.  of Brown County, Ill. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Pike and Brown counties, 1862; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1875-77. Burial location unknown.

BRAKE, Buel  of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.

ERWIN, James S.  of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1860. Burial location unknown.

MCHATTON, Charles  of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Interment at McHatton Cemetery, Camden, Ill.

DEVLIN, R. J.  also known as Bob Devlin  of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940. Still living as of 1940.

MANNY, Walter I.  of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944; chair of Brown County Democratic Party, 1950. Still living as of 1950.

RITCHEY, George A.  of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Republican. Chair of Brown County Republican Party, 1950. Still living as of 1950.

PRUDEN, Gary  of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. Republican. Chair of Brown County Republican Party, 2002. Still living as of 2002.

JOHNSON, C. S.  of Siloam, Brown County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.

DEWITT, Benjamin  of Illinois. Married to Elizabeth Taylor. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 28th District, 1861-63. Interment at Cooperstown Cemetery. 




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